Emergency Steps

Should a gas leak occur, it is more than likely that it will be first noticed by the smell; firstly turn closed the cylinders valve.

If a cylinder is found to be leaking and cannot be stopped:

  • Position the cylinder in a well-ventilated area away from drains, sources of ignition, buildings and other cylinders
  • Isolate the cylinder from general access away from the public. Extinguish all naked fires and sources of ignition – NO SMOKING
  • Open all doors and windows. Beware that LP Gas is heavier than air and will collect at the lowest levels.
  • Do not switch electrical appliances on – NO MOBILE PHONES            .
  • Contact your installer for internal leaks and appliance problems.
  • Call your local LP Gas emergency line

 If the cylinder catches fire:

• Raise the alarm and activate any fire alarms

• Call your local fire department informing them of the incident and that an LP Gas cylinder is involved

• Evacuate everyone from the area

• Remove surrounding cylinders if it is safe to do so

• Do not attempt to extinguish the fire unless it is safe to do so

• No attempt should be made by untrained persons to rectify any faults with cylinders.